VIRJEN Shipping Corporation (VSC) is duly licensed and authorized by
the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) to engage in
the business of manning ocean-going vessels. As one of the pioneers in
the manning industry, it is one of the respected and acknowledged
leaders in the field.
Starting with an office at the Magsaysay Building on Kalaw St., Ermita,
Manila, VSC was officially registered with the Philippine Securities
and Exchange Commission (SEC) on August 8, 1972 as VIRJEN Shipping and
Marine Services, Incorporated. Its main purpose is to own and/or manage
vessels for international and domestic trade, as well as to provide
shipping service/s to foreign shipowners, particularly the supply of
quality Filipino seamen to man vessels, and to render agency services
to vessels calling at Philippine ports.
After more than 32 years in the business, VSC has professionalized its business operations which include the following:
crew to various vessels such as loggers, bulkers, containerized
vessels, car carriers, multi-purpose dry cargo ships, chemical and oil
tankers, reefers and supply tankers;
- Bareboat Charter / Time Charter Operations (Accredited by Maritime Industry Authority - MARINA);
- Ship Agency services to vessels calling ports;
- Ship Chartering and Cargo Brokerage;
- Ship Sale and Purchase Brokerage
present, the Company has about nine hundred (900) officers and crew
serving on board different vessels and on vacation. The company is
staffed with highly qualified personnel with experience in various
aspects of shipping operations. Its affiliate companies include Mercury
Shipping Corporation, Pilipinas Crown
Maritime, Inc., and MARC Properties Corporation.
current office of vsc is at the 18th Floor, MARC 2000 Tower (owned by
MARC Properties Corporation), located at 1973 Taft Ave., corner San
Andres St., Malate, Manila, Philippines.